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    Well here is my first bowl that actually made it all the way to being finished without ending up in the scrap wood bucket. It's made out of 3/4 pine and went together with just some fine sanding unlike my other attempts.
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    It's only a mistake if someone saw you do it.

    It's not about what saw you drive. It's about the skill you drive it with.

    Jim

  • #2
    Nice bowl! I haven't gotten up the courage to try one myself yet. Was it hard to get the angles right?

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    • #3
      Nice job on the bowl. The grain looks really pretty. Hope this is just the first of many.
      Congratulations!
      Carole

      Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KarenC View Post
        Nice bowl! I haven't gotten up the courage to try one myself yet. Was it hard to get the angles right?
        Once Carole helped me out by explaining the way to do the angles is was pretty easy even though this is just a simple bowl.

        And thanks Carole for your help up until now all I had managed to make was fire wood.
        It's only a mistake if someone saw you do it.

        It's not about what saw you drive. It's about the skill you drive it with.

        Jim

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        • #5
          Nice job! The things are addictive.
          Terry
          Got Moose?

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          • #6
            Very Nicely done 1st bowl.. Thanks for sharing it with us.

            DW
            Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
            John Wayne

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            • #7
              Nice job, I knew you could do it.
              Fran

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              • #8
                Sweeeeet beans, this is one of many you will make, somehow I just know it. Congrats on sticking with it, and for sharing your photo with us.
                Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                • #9
                  Very cool! I was physically tired after sanding on some bowls I tried. I am hoping making sure the wood is perfectly flat will decrease the sanding.

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                  • #10
                    Flat wood is really critical to getting the glue-up just right. Stack the rings and check carefully for any spaces before gluing them together. A sheet of 150 grit sandpaper attached to a granite tile is a great surface for getting rid of irregularities. Don't skip this step, even if you have to spend a lot of time on it.

                    You can always sand the inner and outer faces of your glued up rings, but if there are little gaps between the rings, the bowl will never look great (guess how I know!).

                    Another tip: if you have some really ugly places on your rings--bad cuts, drill marks, etc., you can often start the sanding process by getting out the worst of the mess before you glue the rings up. Just be sure you have enough wood to do that. If not, just glue it up and make the best of it. I've rescued many bowls that I was sure were hopeless, including some that were good enough to include in the book.

                    And don't forget to enjoy the ride!
                    Carole

                    Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Nicely done Jim, looks great too.

                      Mike

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                      • #12
                        Sweet for only pine it looks great

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                        • #13
                          Nice bowl for a beginner. My first was designer firewood.
                          Merle
                          SSG US Army Retired.
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                          • #14
                            Great looking bowl. God Bless! Spirithorse

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